Ota's Blog

Photography Tips & Tricks, and my thoughts while wandering through Cambodia's ancient history

Bayon temple from West

Iconic Bayon temple restoration coming soon

There was an official announcement from the Apsara Authority that parts of the Bayon Temple will be undergoing restoration, beginning 1 January 2020. Funding for the project has been received from the Japanese Government Team for Safeguarding Angkor (JSA) which has dedicated its efforts to the conservation and restoration of...
Catching sunrise in Angkor Wat

Shooting Angkor Wat the right way

I don’t recommend using fully automatic “point and shoot” cameras when you can’t adjust anything. You will struggle in different light conditions in temples.
Phnom Bok Lingam

The Lust – Story about monks, Gods and humans

The original target of my journey: a small hillock, stuck out from the top of the hill, a few meters aside, whereon lays a giant lingam, the greatest one remaining in Cambodia.